Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust donation helps save Northland lives

As a co-operative, we share a focus to deliver a world leading infant formula to families around the world. Our commitment to families begins in the hearts, homes and farms of the people who generate our premium dairy goat milk – our shareholders.

A time saving device has been installed into the Whangarei Hospital Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) enabling staff to analyse test results faster than ever before thanks to a generous donation from Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust to Northland DHB via Health Fund PLUS.

The new i-STAT Alinity Analyzer is an advanced, easy-to-use, portable system that delivers real-time, lab-quality blood test results at the point of care.

SCBU associate clinical nurse manager Merophy Brown said having the ability to see results within minutes saves lots of time and is especially useful for babies with low blood sugars, as they can be treated promptly to reduce any harm.

“We are really grateful and appreciate having this money donated to purchase such a beneficial piece of equipment that will allow us to provide time critical care.”

Dairy Goat Co-operative Trust Chair, Nicola Locke, was delighted to be able to help the local community in such a meaningful way.

“The donation fits perfectly with the mission and purpose of the Trust. The new equipment will make a big difference to the care of infants in SCBU.”